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Re: "make check" in gnulib requires cppi


From: Bernhard Voelker
Subject: Re: "make check" in gnulib requires cppi
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 10:41:59 +0200
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On 09/01/2011 09:27 AM, Jim Meyering wrote:
Bernhard Voelker wrote:
On 09/01/2011 08:37 AM, Jim Meyering wrote:
Bernhard Voelker wrote:
After
    git checkout master&&   git pull
"make check" fails in gnulib on my OpenSuSE 11.4 system
because cppi is not installed:

Thanks for the report.
However, ...

Thanks for the quick answer!

address@hidden:~/git/coreutils>   make check
    GEN    public-submodule-commit
fatal: Not a valid commit name 9926b90d5159916a539b49359b3589fe89c2d987
/usr/lib/git/git-submodule: line 299: test:
9926b90d5159916a539b49359b3589fe89c2d987: unary operator expected
Stopping at 'gnulib'; script returned non-zero status.
maint.mk: found non-public submodule commit

Have you updated your master gnulib directory?
The one you pointed to via ./bootstrap --gnulib-srcdir=...
Once you do that, coreutils' bootstrap should get past the above.

As HACKING and README-hacking suggest, I started once with

   git clone git://git.sv.gnu.org/coreutils

but left out the optional step

   export GNULIB_SRCDIR=/path/to/gnulib

so it cloned gnulib into coreutils/gnulib.
Then I continued with

   cd coreutils
   ./bootstrap
   git submodule foreach git pull origin master
   ...

I thought this would be sufficient. I'm a bit confused about
stacked git repositories (used to work with ClearCase for many
years). Is there a way out?

If you do this,

   (cd gnulib&&  git checkout master&&  git pull)

Then ./bootstrap should "make check" should pass that test.

thanks, that worked.



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